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1st Edition

The Laboratory Ferret

ISBN 9781439861813
Published March 9, 2012 by CRC Press
128 Pages 41 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Laboratory animals, including ferrets, play an important role in biomedical research and advances. The humane care and management of these animals remains an ongoing concern. Published in color to provide greater clarity to the techniques and concepts discussed, The Laboratory Ferret presents basic information and common procedures in detail to provide a quick reference for investigators, technicians, and caretakers in the laboratory setting. The book presents a greater understanding of the use of the ferret in research, such as in studies on influenza. It is a valuable, handy reference for experienced individuals and for those without extensive training in working with ferrets.

Table of Contents

Important Biological Features
Veterinary Care
Experimental Methodology
Resources And Additional Information

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Sonya Swing, Charles A. Matchett, Felipe M. Berard, Andrew G. Cawthon, and Rena D. Marr are with the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


"The Laboratory Ferret is a useful "pocket reference" for laboratory animal veterinarians, veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, new researchers, trainers, and exotic animal practitioners. It is a quick and easy read with varied, colorful, and descriptive and high-resolution pictures over its 93 pages of text. The bolded, colored headers and chapter guidelines draw immediate attention to the points at hand and prove to be a useful time-saving tool. The index and references are thorough and comprehensive. … It will serve well as an easy reference guide for those working with ferrets."
—Dr. Erin Mitchell Assistant Director/Clinical Veterinarian, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Laboratory Animal Practitioner, March 2013